Sociocultural influences on fertility in the Middle East: the role of parental consanguinity, obesity and vitamin D deficiency


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Volume 106, Issue 2, Pages 259-260


Julia K. Bosdou, M.D., M.Sc., Efstratios M. Kolibianakis, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Basil C. Tarlatzis, M.D., Ph.D., Human M. Fatemi, M.D., Ph.D.


Infertility is worldwide acknowledged as a major health problem. The prevalence of infertility in women of reproductive age has been estimated to be one in every seven couples in the western world and one in every four couples in developing countries.

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